Thursday, March 29, 2007

Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling

Watch out for those web sites that have animated cursors. Especially make sure you don't surf to those with Internet Explorer unless you want to leave your computer vulnerable to hackers.

Microsoft has issued a notice that it is investigating the vulnerability. If users visit a web site or view an e-mail containing hacked .ani files (the animated cursor file type), so Microsoft's advice for the moment: be careful when opening unsolicited emails or browsing new web sites.

The vulnerability appears to affect Internet Explorer 6 and 7 running on Windows XP SP2.

All the more reason to switch to either Firefox or Opera for you browser.

Microsoft Security Advisory (935423)
Title: Vulnerability in Windows Animated Cursor Handling

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

You are what you watch TV

I found a new website today called Pyro.TV. Pyro.TV allows you to select from a broad range of video channels naturally, just like choosing channels on your TV. Select video titles by genre, most popular, or search the TV channel library for exactly what you want. Check it out here.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Foobar2000 Audio Player gets Interface Revolution

The audiophile geek's music player foobar2000 has had an aesthetic update of epic proportions; using the new PanelsUI component users can completely customize their configurations using pop-open panels, tabs and buttons; virtually all arrangements are now possible. This revolution has been encapsulated by the linked to configuration.

read more | digg story

Friday, March 16, 2007

Internet traffic to the top 20 social networking sites

According to Hitwise, the US market share of Internet traffic to the top 20 social networking sites grew by 11.5 percent from January to February 2007, to account for 6.5 percent of all Internet traffic in February 2007. Perhaps unsurprisingly, MySpace is still the heavyweight in a market made up of featherweights, with an 80% share. Facebook is MySpace's closest challenger with 10% of the market.

Read it here

Dell, Alienware Ship Systems With One Terabyte Drives

Dell and Alienware are the first PC manufacturers to include an internal 1TB (that’s one terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes) hard drive as a build-to-order options on their systems. You’ll find this hulking hard drive on “select” XPS, Aurora and Area 51 boxes. Adding 1TB of space will cost you just a little bit, somewhere in the neighborhood of $540

read more | digg story

Thursday, March 15, 2007

My daughter joined the Navy

My Daughter Cindy

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. My 20 year old daughter moved in with us a month ago. She had a job and an apartment within 18 hrs of moving here and then ended up joining the Navy and shipped off to Boot Camp this week. It's been a little hectic to say the least. She will be in Great Lakes IL for most of the next year, 8 weeks for boot camp and then 42 weeks of school. She is going into the Advanced Computer Electronics Field. I want to say congratulations to my daughter Cindy and wish her all the best in life and her new career.

Link to Recruit Training Command

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Food Commodities For the Chanute area will be distributed Friday March 16th, 9:00am

Food Commodities For the Chanute area will be distributed Friday March 16th, 9:00am at the Otterbein United Methodist Church 631 W. 7th, Chanute, KS. Entrance will be on the East side of the church under the canopy.

Foods will be available to individuals and families based on income. Please bring Identification, proof of Address and proof of income for all applicable family members.

Recipients of cash assistance, food stamps and general assistance are automatically eligible for Food Commodities with proof of current benefits.

The possibilities of a career in Computer Science

The folks at Microsoft Research Lab have just produced this funky futuristic video exploring the possibilities of a career in Computer Science. Enjoy the show.

Career in Computer Science - MS Research
Career in Computer Science - MS Research

Thursday, March 08, 2007

No Microsoft Security Updates this month

On March 13, 2007 Microsoft is planning to release:

Security Updates
No new Microsoft Security Bulletins will be released on March 13, 2007.

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft will release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services and the Download Center.
Note that this tool will not be distributed using Software Update Services (SUS).

Non-security High Priority updates on MU, WU, WSUS and SUS
- Microsoft will release two non-security high-priority updates for Windows on Windows Update (WU) and Software Update Services (SUS).
- Microsoft will release four non-security high-priority updates on Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Sunday, March 04, 2007